I've mentioned often on my blog that my reason for the 75 for $75 project is to get better at painterly bird studies. Someone asked, 'what exactly is a bird study'? What I mean by bird study, is a sketch of a bird in oil....no background, just capturing the essence of the bird. Much the way I would paint a bird plein air if it would stay still for me. I had a second piece almost finished today - a lesser goldfinch, but the painting did not fit my idea of a 'spontaneous, painterly bird study', so I turped it out and saved the panel for tomorrow.
It's also important to me that I not compete with the eight galleries that show my work, so I've chosen something that I don't paint for galleries. My blog has a list of the galleries that carry my work. If you'd like to see my 'regular' work, please check out my galleries' websites.
Adele Earnshaw - Broad-tailed Hummingbird
5" x 7" oil on panelShane won't have a piece for today. He's up to his ears in his illustration work, which is a good place to be, so I won't nag him.